Imagine A World Where Words Create A Different Day
Imagine this…deafening quiet, desks lined up like soldiers, computers dark and gloomy colours, old glass windows, shelves are towered like giants. Books are lined up straight like crops in a field, never ending stairs and curtains flapping as the heater growls. In this very unhappy world, a single word can change your life!
Tired and exhausted, I nearly walked out of the library until the librarian saw me depressed, tired and flat. The Librarian said “have you looked in aisle four?” “No, I'll go check it out now.” I replied. So I checked in aisle four and these words caught my eye-be happy. I thought that must be the book that she was talking about. When I looked inside the book, I saw a bright yellow sticky note that said something that I couldn’t quite make out. I walked up to the front desk and asked what the sticky note said. The Librarian read it to me and it said…”the best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer someone else up!”
To my surprise…my silence is interrupted by cries of sadness. As I creep towards the sound…I see a small young child that is heartbroken. He is sitting on the gutter of a street with his hand on his eyes and knees and feet together. Sadness is bursting out of him…This is my chance to brighten up someone's day!
I ruffle through my bag in search of the key to unlock a brighter day…the young boy turns his head in curiosity. I begin to read…I watch his face change from darkness to light, the tears fade away leaving the sadness behind an imaginary door. As soon as he tries to read with me I say “are you feeling better now?” “Yes, do you want to be friends?” replied the boy. My face brightens up. I was so delighted and wanted to be his friend so I replied yes…
The next day we meet up at the library again, we walk happily to the park down the street. As I swing on the swings the air fills with laughter, imagining that we are touching the clouds. The second thing that we went on is the monkey bars and flying fox. We acted like monkeys on them both. It’s like the beautiful sunshine is shining down on my new friendship.
Storyteller: Daisy B